Frequently Asked Questions

On this page you can find answers to the most commonly asked questions about doing a PhD at the Dunn School.

  • I want to apply for a PhD. Why do you sometimes use the word DPhil?

    A DPhil is the Oxford equivalent of a PhD. Both ‘PhD’ and ‘DPhil’ are abbreviations for ‘Doctor of Philosophy’ and are the same degree. As ‘DPhil’ is the official name of the PhD degree at Oxford, there are a few places during your application where this terminology is used.


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About our Course

Doing a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology in Health and Disease at the Dunn School is the best way to kick start your research career.

How to Apply

Find out more about how to apply for our PhD programme, including deadlines and application requirements.

Available PhD Projects

Over 30 groups work at the Dunn School to uncover the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying disease. Discover which research groups are accepting students for our next round of applications.